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VIDEO: Cairo Opera House calls strike as curtain rises for Verdi's 'Aida'

Cairo Opera Strike

Artists and staff of the Cairo Opera House declared a strike on Tuesday to protest the recent dismissal by Egypt's new culture minister of Cairo Opera House head Ines Abdel-Dayem and Salah El-Meleigy, head of Egypt's Fine Arts Sector.

Read more on Abdel-Dayem's sacking and the ongoing dispute between Egypt's artistic community and Culture Minister Alaa Abdel-Aziz here